No live sheep to Mexico

Scenes like this last year as 45,000 ewe hoggets were loaded on trucks after they arrived in Mexico will not re-occur this season.

9:57 AM  Controversial shipment of live NZ sheep to Mexico won't be repeated this year but not because of welfare concerns.

Teen works to make quads safer

Emily Tasker with the company's Flatpak Quady storage device that sits on the back of a quad bike.

A rural teen is the chief executive of a company making a safe storage device on a quad bike.

Down on the farm

Parched paddocks near Waikari, North Canterbury. Dry conditions are one of the chief concerns for farmers.

A Federated Farmers survey shows confidence at a low level.

What makes the perfect man?

Is this the perfect southern man?

Some rural gals give us their take on what the perfect southern man looks like.

Fish farm plan alarms residents

Okiwi Bay, with D'Urville Island in the distance.

Marlborough Sounds residents gear up to fight research base proposed by international fish food firm.

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opinion

Dairy farmers under no illusions of year ahead

Dairy farmers are digging in for a tough road ahead.

OPINION: Chris Lewis takes stock of a frustrating dairy season.

Research backs smaller Fonterra board

OPINION: International research shows that smaller boards have achieved bigger returns for its shareholders.

Pleasing mating performance at Owl Farm

Milk price and trade closely linked

Fieldays

Barrie shows sportsmanship

Cameron Barrie with his good sportsmanship award he won at the tractor pull at the Fieldays.

Cameron Barrie rewarded for showing the right attitude during the tractor pull at this year's Fieldays.

Top fencer 'chuffed' with win

It was seventh time lucky for a chuffed Tim Stafford at the recent National Fencing Championships.

"Men to shed their Southern Man Image" is the theme to the  debate run as a Fundraiser for SBHS Old Boys Assn & SBH Charitable Trust.Three of the Debaters are(l-r)Mike Fallow, Gerry Forde & Tim Shadbolt

Southern man hunt on again

Do you have what it takes to be The Southern Man?

dairy

Aviation levy will hit farmers

An aerial topdressing plane applies fertiliser in the Awatere Valley in the South Island.

10:39 AM  Agricultural aviators are up in arms at proposals to impose a safety levy on their operations.

Farmwalk

Details of the farmwalk at the Taranaki Agricultyral Research Station at Hawera for the seven days ending on Tuesday are:

New Zealand Farmers Livestock agent Simon Bailey, with heading dog Scoot, lying down, and huntaway Jet.

Springboard to new career

Smedley Station's top 2015 cadet has returned to Taranaki to work as a livestock agent. 

advice

Help available from TRC to protect waterways

Riparian planting protects a stream on a Taranaki farm from nutrient run-off.

New Zealand's clean, green and unpolluted status is invaluable.

Sheep farms halve

Will the iconic New Zealand sheep farm become a thing of the past in South Canterbury?

Parched paddocks near Waikari, North Canterbury. Dry conditions are one of the chief concerns for farmers.

Down on the farm

A Federated Farmers survey shows confidence at a low level.

aquaculture

Fish farm application alarms residents

Okiwi Bay, with D'Urville Island in the distance.

Marlborough Sounds residents gear up to fight research base proposed by international fish food company.

Treat for oyster lovers in Auckland

Organisers of the Auckland Seafood Festival say the New Zealand shellfish are as different as individual wines.

Recreational fishing will be enhanced in the Marlborough Sounds by a ban on commercial fin fishing, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

Marine park meetings next week

"People will be able to draw their own conclusions and ask if this is good for Marlborough, and what does the region really want?"

beef

Aviation levy will hit farmers

An aerial topdressing plane applies fertiliser in the Awatere Valley in the South Island.

10:39 AM  Agricultural aviators are up in arms at proposals to impose a safety levy on their operations.

Cricket game planned on Marlborough dry lake bed

The driest summer in 86 years in Marlborough had caused Lake Elterwater, a protected wildlife reserve 40 kilometres south of Blenheim, to dry out.

New Zealand Farmers Livestock agent Simon Bailey, with heading dog Scoot, lying down, and huntaway Jet.

Springboard to new career

Smedley Station's top 2015 cadet has returned to Taranaki to work as a livestock agent. 

Sheep

Aviation levy will hit farmers

An aerial topdressing plane applies fertiliser in the Awatere Valley in the South Island.

10:39 AM  Agricultural aviators are up in arms at proposals to impose a safety levy on their operations.

Springboard to new career

Smedley Station's top 2015 cadet has returned to Taranaki to work as a livestock agent. 

Scenes like this last year as 45,000 ewe hoggets were loaded on trucks after they arrived in Mexico will not re-occur this season.

No live sheep to Mexico

9:57 AM  Controversial shipment of live NZ sheep to Mexico won't be repeated this year but not because of welfare concerns.

cropping

Zespri's push into Asia

Zespri chairman Peter McBride, left, and T&G Global chairman Professor Klaus Josef Lutz sign the MOU at Berlin Fruit Logistica.

Zespri has signed a deal to use T&G as its marketer in south-east Asia.

Farmers welcome TPPA signing

Farmers see more than trade benefits arising from this week's TPP signing in Auckland.

Mike Porter of Lyalldale: Full cultivation wasn't sustainable and it was time to stop.

Grain and seed the agriculture cornerstone

South Canterbury farmers take pride in arable farming being the cornerstone of the agriculture industry.

agribusiness

Aviation levy will hit farmers

An aerial topdressing plane applies fertiliser in the Awatere Valley in the South Island.

10:39 AM  Agricultural aviators are up in arms at proposals to impose a safety levy on their operations.

Teen makes storing tools on quads safer

A rural teen is the chief executive of a company making a safe storage device on a quad bike.

Scenes like this last year as 45,000 ewe hoggets were loaded on trucks after they arrived in Mexico will not re-occur this season.

No live sheep to Mexico

9:57 AM  Controversial shipment of live NZ sheep to Mexico won't be repeated this year but not because of welfare concerns.

Discovery

Fewer false TB positives

Professor Bryce Buddle takes a skin test on a cow.

A new test for bovine TB developed by AgResearch is attracting international attention.

Herb-clover grows lambs faster

Specialised herb-clover mixes may be the answer to improving both reproductive performance of sheep, and lamb finishing weights.

Lincoln University greenhouse research into the use of sewage and dairy effluent to grow native plants.

$200m gain forecast from biowaste

New research suggests the use of sewage and dairy shed effluent on pine plantations can generate big economic returns.

rural women

What makes the perfect southern man?

Is this the perfect southern man?

Some rural gals give us their take on what the perfect southern man looks like.

Sheep meat prices disappoint director

While the lead-up to Christmas is a blur of crutching, shearing, weaning and producing stock in top condition for market, mid-January is our time to take stock, re-group and plan how we intend to proceed through until autumn.

Bronwyn Muir.

Opportunity knocks for Taranaki farmers

Bronwyn Muir turns her focus to the positive points of farming in Taranaki.  

Video

Shkreli sued over $2m Wu-Tang art

The "world's most hated man" just can't catch a break.

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